SINGLETON, the town where the world is your oyster.
That’s the message of Singleton Council’s general manager Lindy Hyam on the eve of council’s presence at the Country and Regional Living Expo Jobs Board in Sydney this weekend.
Mrs Hyam, a relatively newcomer to the town herself says the opportunities are endless.
“Singleton is a place where there are loads of opportunities across a whole spectrum of fields,” Mrs Hyam said.
Many regional areas are experiencing a skills shortage and Singleton is perhaps feeling this crunch even more so.
A billion dollar mining industry needs a thriving workforce so there are plenty of opportunities in this field.
For every job in the mining industry there is another four in industries and professions that support this industry.
But Singleton is far more than just coal mining.
It is home to the School of Infantry. A tangible testament to the Department of Defence’s continued commitment to the region is the Singleton Military Area’s $200million infrastructure enhancement program currently underway.
The wine and tourism industry is in Singleton’s backyard with the local government area taking in all of the Broke Fordwich region and a significant section of the world-renowned Pokolbin wine district.
“We have quite an extensive range of job opportunities in Singleton right through from labouring to the various trades and technical positions to the highly advanced, skilled positions,” Mrs Hyam said.
“There is the whole health spectrum, nursing job opportunities, job opportunities in the service sector, financial management, building, contracting, project management and retail to name a few and on top of that Singleton is a beautiful place with lots of physical attributes and sporting and recreational space, we see Singleton as a real family town.”